The people of Bole-Bamboi in the Northern Region will not stop marvelling at the continuous ‘shameful’ and ‘irresponsible’ behaviour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its members.
According to one Yussif Adama, in a chat with The Republic the NPP activists who continue to exhibit what their party instilled in them, hooted at the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bole-Bamboi for raising legitimate objection to correct an anomaly when the Assembly was about to confirm or otherwise the President’s nominee, Madam Veronica Alele Heming, as DCE.
The people have expressed disappointment and described the unfortunate behaviour of these members of the governing NPP as a shameful and irresponsible behaviour.
Mr. Adama disclosed to this paper that “this NPP’s behaviour is the trade mark of the party dating back to their fore-fathers of the UGCC and was handed down to current NPP.”
As the normal practice, Alhaji Yusif Sulemana, the MP, has insisted the Bole-Bamboi District Assembly gets in place a new Presiding Member (PM), according to the standing orders of the Local Government Act, before confirming President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the District Assembly.
This did not go down well with the leaders and constituency executives of the ruling NPP with their followers who massed up at the Assembly Hall shouting, hooting and insulting the legislator for allowing the right to be done.
But some of the Assembly members, who realized the legislator was forthright, per the standing orders, quickly reminded their colleagues for the right thing to be done in accordance to the Local Government Act, which states that before confirming a DCE nominee, a Presiding Member must first be in place.
Mr. Adama hinted that after the Hon. MP stood his grounds, a closed door meeting was held with the Hon. Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Solomon Boar, and some stakeholders and it was agreed that the election of a Presiding Member comes on before the confirmation of the DCE.
Two Assemblymen, Chiu Peter, the Assembly member for Jama, and Abaka Peter, Assembly member for Kakiase electoral Areas, were nominated to contest for the position of Presiding Member.
At the end of voting, Chiu Peter had 21 votes representing 53.65% and Abaka Peter also had 17 votes representing 43.59%, but no one had two-third vote, according to the standing orders, hence, neither of them won the Presiding member position.
Darkness has set-in so the election of the PM was postponed, but a government appointees, Abeesowura I.G. Mumuni, was appointed as the Presiding Member for the confirmation of Madam Alele Heming as DCE for Bole-Bamboi District.
She had pulled 26 ‘YES’ representing 68.42% out of a total vote of 38, and the remaining 21 was ‘NO’, also representing 31.58% respectively.
Some of the already aggrieved NPP activists still argued that the lawful stance of the MP delayed the confirmation of Madam Alele Heming, while many others also lauded the MP for his stance and mark of leadership.
They accused the NPP, saying that even as the governing party, they still believe in bending the law in their favour.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Delali A. Awuyeh